Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Pacific Rim: Get a glimpse of Guillermo Del Toro’s giant Monsters VS giant machines film…

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This is a part of the pretty cool viral marketing for Pacific Rim, ahead of the trailer debut in 14 days. So hard to believe it has been 4 years since Del Toro last directed a film: mostly because his version of The Hobbit was so delayed by legal hassles he had to hand it back to Peter Jackson. Hellboy 2 was brilliant piece of entertainment and (Hellboy 3 please) I’m very much looking forward his next film. Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba and should be out everywhere in summer 2013.

“News” report of San Francisco attack….

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Finally it’s official, Sir Ian McKellan & Sir Patrick Stewart return to X-Men for the First Class sequel…

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So after months of torrid speculation, you heard it here 7,200,721st! Bryan Singer isn’t the only person from the “original” X-Men film returning. The director will have his 2 leading mutants, the Malcolm X & Martin Luther King of Mutant kind (it’s a very loose analogy OK) , acting in the same films as James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. That’s some pretty heavyweight talent right there. Bryan Singer confirmed the news via Twitter (where else in 2012 eh?)

“I’d like to officially welcome back James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult to X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Also thrilled to announce Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Patrick Stewart.”

I simply cannot wait; So in the same way that The Avengers is and isn’t sequel to the previous 5 Marvel Studios’ films; Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past IS a sequel to X-Men: First Class and Is / Isn’t a sequel to X3 – oh and is / isn’t a prequel to The Wolverine. Confused yet?…

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. First trailer…

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Here’s the first look at the trailer for next year’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling novel. I'm sure there will be the usual cries about this not being a 100% “original concept” (like there are so many of those around) but as always this is a story with a sizable fan-base and we shall see if the film(s) work or not.

“Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.”


Star Trek Into Darkness to screen the opening 9 minutes in IMAX this December…

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In a move that mirrors the promotion for both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, Paramount will show the 9 minutes from the start of the eagerly awaited sequel on the 14th of December. Star Trek Into Darkness is not due out until next summer. Just like Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, several sequences in the new Star Trek film have been shot using 3D IMAX cameras: In fact the Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, Greg Foster, said…

“Their use of the IMAX Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike, and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster.”
Cumberbatch & Quinto's characters are not getting on..

Star Trek Into Darkness returns all of the principal cast and crew from the successful restart / semi-reboot of the film series. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) joins Chris Pine (Unstoppable), Zachery Quinto (Heroes, Margin Call), Simon Pegg (Spaced, Mission Impossible 4), Karl Urban (Lord Of The Rings), Zoe Saldana(Avatar), John Cho (Harold & Kumar 1-3), Bruce Greenwood (I, Robot) and Anton Yelchin (Terminator 4). Thefilm opens around the world from the 16th of May 2013.

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Star Trek…

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Splinter Cell: Tom Hardy is set to star in a film of the video game series…

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As long as video games continue to grow in popularity, and to increase their own individual mythologies, the film adaptations will continue. There’s debate as to how good any of these have been so far, but what is not in question is that the Resident Evil films continue to be good global box office; not to mention a Bastian for tough female action heroes. With fellow Brit Michael Fassbender preparing to star I an Assassins’ Creed film, Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, and The Dark Knight Rises) has very good odds of starring in a quality video game film as Splinter Cell is being written by Eric Singer (The International.) Hardy would play Sam Fisher, one of those special secret ‘covert ops’ types who does what nobody else can.

Splinter Cell Blacklist ...

Oz The Great & Powerful: New trailer promises more flying monkeys!

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Very quick this time, I’m looking forward to this. Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man 1-3) brings us the tale of how the Great and Powerful Oz ended up over the rainbow.

“Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.”

Full Trailer…

Friday, 9 November 2012

Les Miserables: New trailer…

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This has always sounded like it was going to be good, and it looks better with every video they release. This more detailed trailer continues to build excitement for the latest adaptation of the classic book / musical.

“Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption--a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.”

International Trailer…

World War Z(ombie): first trailer for the adaptation starring Brad Pitt…

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From the trailer the impression is that this is likely to be a very loose adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel. In another evolution of the screen Zombie these seem to be an evolution of the 28 days later kind. Of course there’s room for all kinds, although The Walking Dead is undisputedly the king of screen Zombies, even if it is small screen.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Jurassic Park 3D: trailer for next year’s 20th anniversary 3D re-release of the mega-hit…

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It’s hard to believe that this film is coming up on 20 years old. It is definitely one of those watershed films that changed cinema, and television, forever. The technical accomplishments were phenomenal. With the likes of Walking With Dinosaurs and half of the Sci-Fi shows on TV using CGI effects (badly) the wonder and sheer amazement value of the film has gone; however it remains excellent entertainment and was genuinely scary for the young on the big screen. It will be interesting to see if it can recapture any of that in the 3D presentation.  The film is a good reminder of the right way to use effects. A near seamless blend of CGI and practical effects work, a blend many of today’s films would do well to emulate.

“Universal Pictures will release Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking masterpiece JURASSIC PARK in 3D on April 5, 2013. With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film's original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton”

Oh and the music is still absolutely awesome...

Jurassic Park 3D…